commission and sales

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Prestige Landscaping, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    Very true!!! Thats a pretty sound business plan if you find the right people...
  2. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    Well sorry for hijacking the post, I'll leave after this statement.... But if you fire any salesperson that can only sell 500k a year send em my way i'll find uses for them....
  3. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    I don't have the sales to hire a full time sales person. I do have an unemployed friend who love to talk with people. I've thought about telling him that if he sends me any leads I would pay him a fee.

    I'm just doing mowing and applications(weed, mosquito, fire ant). So a small weed customer might be 325 per year and a small mowing might generate 1250+ a year.

    So would you pay him a percentage of the sale or just 50 per app customer and 100 or so per mowing?? Interested in ideas.
  4. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    I don't know anything about maintenance sales, but for installs 7% is the lowest I've worked for, 10% is standard, and I've gotten 15% (gross cost, not profit). At this point in my career if I went back to work for someone 10% would be the minimum I'd take.

    I would think that if you're established enough to hire a full time sales pro and you're sending him on leads where you're competing against low overhead, one truck operations, your targeting is off.

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